By October 10, 2017 Read More →

FPTC assisting Washington County Historical Society ……….

In a move to restore the caboose on display at the Washington County Historical Society Museum in Chipley members of the group learned that access to the historic landmark needs to be made handicap accessible.  This is when the Florida Panhandle Technical College agreed to allow members of their welding class to take on the task of constructing a ramp to meet the current accessibility requirements.


The announcement came at the October Historical Society meeting when President Dorothy Odom acknowledged the offer and said she hopes the caboose will again be open to the public.


Odom also announced that the Historical Society Museum is being offered items from the Washington County Armory for display at the museum.  Odom said she has been invited to visit the Armory and look over the various items to determine which might work well for display at the museum.


Historical Society members were also informed that the group will be receiving a grant from Wells Fargo to purchase a new plaque for the Veterans’ Wall on the north side of the museum.


The following new officers were elected….

  •  President – Dorothy Odom
  •  Vice President – Kim Pyfrom
  •  Secretary – Gwen Collins
  •  Treasurer – Vivian McDonald


The following actions were also taken:

  •  September minutes were approved.
  •  Treasurer’s Report was accepted showing a balance of $8,515.11.
  •  Membership renewals are being mailed.
  •  Yearbooks have been digitized.
  •  The recent Scarecrow Festival was ranked a “success”.
  •  Members voted not to go to quarterly meetings, but continue to hold monthly meetings.
  •  The Historical Society will participate in the Dec. 1st Christmas Festival being held in Chipley.


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